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The most beautiful bike routes in Husum Bay

Bike Touring Collection by Husum

Panoramic views, the salty sea breeze, and the calm waves of the North Sea lapping the shore – the Husum Bay is the perfect place for a cycling escape. Your bike will take you through the wide landscapes of the Hattstedtermarsch and the Südermarsch. You’ll follow the dunes for miles, passing sheep grazing peacefully, with the North Sea and the impressive Wadden Sea National Park always in view.

In this Collection, we show you eight comfortable bike routes in the Husum Bay. Varying in length from three to 19 miles (five to 30 km), the routes are flat and easy to ride, making them the perfect choice for families.

Husum and the surrounding villages of Husum Bay are the starting points for the various routes which are dedicated to a specific theme. For example, you can discover the landscapes from Theodor Storm's novellas on the Gray Horse Rider (Schimmelreiter) route, experience idyllic marsh nature on the ride into the countryside and cycle through salt marshes, marshland, forest, heath and geest, which reaches all the way to the sea, on the sea route.

Along the way, you will not only enjoy the wonderful nature of the bay, but also find cozy inns, bathing places and North Frisian villages that invite you to take a relaxing break. You can also learn more about life by the sea on interesting themed paths, nature trails and in local museums.

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Tours & Highlights

    Easy
    01:41
    18.5 mi
    11.1 mph
    75 ft
    100 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The nature route takes you through the vast landscape of the Hattstedtermarsch. In the area you can experience first-hand how new land has been gained by dike.You can start the round tour in Wobbenbüll. From here you cycle north through the green meadows of the Hattstedtermarsch. The area was dammed around 500 years ago and is therefore one of the oldest arches in the Husum area. In the west you will reach the Beltringharder Koog, the largest Schleswig-Holstein nature reserve on the mainland and of course the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park.A unique natural landscape of fresh and salt water areas awaits you - ideal for "bird watching". You can return to the starting point in Wobbenbüll via the Nordstrand peninsula and the Nordstrander dam.On the way you can still enjoy a beautiful view of the Husum Bay under the North Frisian sky.

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    Easy
    01:14
    12.9 mi
    10.5 mph
    200 ft
    200 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike tour is all about the sea and the unique landscape north of Husum: salt marshes, marsh, forest and heath as well as the Geest, which borders directly on the Wadden Sea.The round tour starts in Husum. You cycle through the center to the harbor and from here to the Dockkoog swimming area. Along meadows, the path leads you directly along the Wadden Sea to Schobüll, the northernmost district of Husum. It's worth taking a break here, where you can visit the little church by the sea and the pier. We continue via Wobbenbüll to Hattstedt with the Marienkirche, which used to serve as a guide for seafarers.Through the hinterland of Husum you cycle on quiet side roads back to the starting point in Husum. On the way you can enjoy a great view of the Schobüller mountain.

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  • Easy
    01:43
    18.6 mi
    10.9 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The countryside begins in wit word. From here you drive comfortably south through idyllic marshland. From the bike you can watch happy cows and sheep grazing on lush green meadows.Via Oldenswort you get to the tranquil Norderfriedrichskoog, where you walk on historical Danish traces. The Koog is named after Frederick IV, the former king of Denmark. Use the time in Oldenswort to discover the town center with its cafés and shops or the manor house Hoyerswort, the only manor house on the Eiderstedt peninsula, with its charming museum.The tour continues via Uelvesbüll to the historic Roten Haubarg in Witzwort. In the café-restaurant with a dreamy farm garden, you can take a leisurely break and let yourself be pampered with local delicacies. You can find out all you need to know about Haubarg and what it was like there when you visit the affiliated museum.

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    Easy
    01:16
    13.7 mi
    10.9 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The journey into the green begins in Husum. From here you cycle comfortably into the Südermarsch, which extends south of Husum. In the sparsely populated area you can really enjoy the wide, flat marsh landscape and nature. Satisfied flocks of sheep and cows graze calmly on lush, green meadows along the way and sometimes migratory birds populate the green meadows.After driving a fair bit through the nature south of Husum, you cycle past Rantrum to Mildstedt. It is worth taking a look at the beautiful church or you can take a detour into the nature experience area, where you will find educational trails, themed trails and adventure playgrounds. The route then takes you via the Dreimühlen district back to the starting point in Husum.

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    Easy
    01:25
    15.4 mi
    10.9 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The storm surge tour begins in Husum, on which you get to know different places where storm surges have left their mark in the past.To start, you cycle south-west out of Husum and soon reach the coast. At the family-friendly bathing area Lundenbergsand, a district of Simonsberg, you can take a first break and even take part in a nature hike.Further south you come to Simonsberg. The place has been hit by several storm surges over the centuries. That is why the thatched houses are framed by green dikes.Along the Westerspätinge nature reserve, we continue towards Uelvesbüll. The idyllic fishing ponds testify to the former dyke breaks during storm surges. On the way back to Husum you will pass the Südermarsch. Finally you cycle through the picturesque landscape.

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    Easy
    01:05
    11.9 mi
    11.0 mph
    100 ft
    100 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the Schimmelreiter route you will discover the North Frisian beauty, the unique landscape and the vastness of the sky, which inspired Theodor Storm and which he describes so often in his novels.Through old marshland that was once the seabed, you cycle from Wobbenbüll through the old North Frisian farming village of Hattstedt and on through the picturesque, sparsely populated Hattstedtermarsch. You can take a break at the Arlau lock and discover the world of the white horse rider from the dike.Then it goes back to the starting point on the dike path along the Beltringharder Koog, the largest Schleswig-Holstein nature reserve on the mainland. On the way you can take short breaks, enjoy the view of nature - as Theodor Storm once loved it.

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    Easy
    01:34
    16.5 mi
    10.6 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the round tour you walk in the footsteps of history and cycle past many places of memory.It starts in Husum. You leave the city to the northeast and drive through the typical landscape of North Frisia past the Husum-Schwesing concentration camp memorial. Learn about the past and personal destinies of this place when you stop at the memorial.Through Horstedt you get to Hattstedt, which is characterized by many thatched houses. It is worth visiting the Marienkirche, in whose pastor's garden the poet Theodor Storm married for the second time.On the way back to Husum you can make a little detour to Schobüll. You drive over the Schobüller mountain, from which you have a great view of the wide landscape and the Wadden Sea. Then you cycle back to Husum, the hometown of the poet Theodor Storm.

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    Easy
    00:15
    2.73 mi
    11.2 mph
    0 ft
    25 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the coastal protection route, you will experience at twelve stations how the North Frisians have been fighting against flooding and high water levels with dikes, dams, ridges and barrages for around 1,000 years.The tour starts at the Nordfriesland Museum in Husum. From here, the route leads past the Zingelschleuse to the harbor. Past the inland port you drive towards the outer port - past typical crab cutters. You cross the Husumer lock and reach the Husumer Au. You cycle along the water's edge to the Dockkoogspitze bathing spot, where you reach the goal of the educational tour.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    110 mi
  • Duration
    10:11 h
  • Elevation
    975 ft

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